Amazing Wildlife and Stunning Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is a very popular African holiday destination and is known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World due to being the widest sheet of falling water on the planet. It’s over 1.5km wide and plunges more than 100 metres into the Zambezi Gorge. The thundering water creates a natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and the violet deluge launches water spray into the air. This spray can be seen many kilometres away. This is known as adventure country: seeing the falls from an ultralight or helicopter, bungee jumping, experiencing the power of the rapids by white water rafting or canoeing the placid current in the lower reaches of the Zambezi River are all popular tourist past-times.
Wandering along the pathways of Victoria Falls National Park gives visitors some of the best views of this powerful curtain of water, especially when the water volume is lower (the best viewing times are September to December). For visitors who don’t need to have their heart jumping out of their chest from an adrenalin rush, the town markets can be enjoyed with a local guide or by enjoying a relaxing sunset cruise above the falls. Fishing and cultural tours are also highly recommended.
The Best Victoria Falls Tours
Wildlife and Best Viewing Times
Bordered by the Zambezi National Park and Victoria Falls National Park, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (on the Zambia side) has an area which has remained buffered from the outside world thus creating a sustainable haven for flora and fauna. While the wildlife of Victoria Falls cannot compete with the larger wildlife sanctuaries of Zimbabwe or Southern Africa, visitors can view elephant, Cape buffalo, and eland with predators found as you go deeper into the parks. Fishing on the Zambezi River provides access to over 80 species of fish, although you will be competing with hippo and crocodiles. The water spray from the falls supports a unique small rainforest that is home to primates and small antelope that often race in and out of view.
Amazing Places To Stay
Lodges and Accommodation
The camp has twelve luxury safari-style tent suites that showcase views of the spectacular rocky gorges with private viewing decks featuring plunge pools. Spacious four-poster beds, cosy lounges, multiple viewing decks, a bar, dining area, and a sun-kissed pool adds to the comfort our guests experience as they sit back and admire the sweeping vistas of Batoka Gorge which separate Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls Island Lodge
Sitting on its own private island, the Victoria Falls Island Lodge offers the ultimate in seclusion. Located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river and within the Zambezi National Park, this lush and bountiful island gives access to an area teeming with wildlife. The suites feature incredible panoramic views of the Zambezi river and its shoreline.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
This is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day and celebrate the setting sun. The lodge is built up above a central waterhole. The waterhole attracts herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, and zebra, as well as night-time predators, such as lion and leopard. Hyena can often be heard and seen from the deck as well.